There is not a single domestic space that does not match the warmth, richness, comfort and finesse of wooden furniture. Tables, chairs, bed frames, shelves, chests of drawers, cabinets and even ornaments - the benefits of wooden furniture in the home are many. Above all, wood offers a unique combination of aesthetic appeal and unparalleled structural integrity that other materials cannot match.

As part of an interior design connected to nature, wood can change the mood of a room or an entire home, creating a homely, welcoming feel and a truly 'organic' feel. This material has been used for generations in the construction of furniture and also offers a timeless quality that cannot be matched.

All the reasons why using wood is the best choice for furniture would make a long and detailed list, but here are some of the benefits of using wood furniture in your home.

Strength and durability of wooden furniture

Wood is of course a durable and robust material and is the perfect choice for anyone who wants a long life from their furniture. Whether you choose hardwood ( teak , oak, blackwood, or suar wood , for example) or softwood (hoop pine, celery top pine, or pinus radiata), there's an innate stability and dependability to a well-made wood chair or desk.

This durability ensures that wooden furniture offers excellent value for money, and if you ever want to sell a piece of furniture, well-made, well-maintained furniture can retain its value over the years.

Durability also ensures easy maintenance. Waxing, polishing and oiling only needs to be done occasionally and is an undemanding process.


Wood furniture convenience look and feel

As mentioned, wood can add a certain amount of dignity and charm to any room, whether it's lighter colored wood or rich dark tones. And when crafted by a skilled craftsman, there is boundless potential for design innovation to give a piece of furniture even more aesthetic allure.

Wooden furniture can also create a sense of nature indoors. If you live in a densely populated apartment building in a city, you may want to encourage a sense of nature in your living space. Wood is the perfect way to achieve this, both because of its wide color spectrum and the fascinating patterns of grains and fibres. Wood can also bring instant heat to an otherwise sterile environment.

Durability of wooden furniture

When responsibly sourced and certified, wood is an excellent option for sustainability and therefore an environmentally responsible way to furnish a home.

Responsibly sourced wood is actually the only renewable building material there is. The trees that are felled for their wood can be supplemented by new growth. In addition, the carbon footprint resulting from the production and processing of wood products is drastically lower than that of other building materials. And because up to 50 percent of wood's dry weight is carbon, it also has the capacity to store carbon, which is crucial in the fight against climate change.

Another way that wood is a sustainable option is that it gives you the opportunity to "buy locally" from specialist artisans in your community. This gives you the chance to support not only the local timber industry, but also the local economy.

Take advantage of the variety of wooden furniture

Take advantage of the variety of wooden furniture

The wide variety of colors and shades of wood means that there is a lot of variation possible in terms of style and appearance. Not to mention the subtle but noticeable differences between the grains and textures of the different types and cuts.

In addition to the material itself, further variation is possible as each furniture maker - especially if you buy from an individual craftsman - offers a different take on design, depending on the type of furniture being made and personal taste (yours and theirs) .


Unlike many other materials, wood looks good in almost any setting. Wooden furniture can be part of any design, be it modern or rustic, and different types will blend together tastefully in one room or home. You might think of mottled gum or red gum for a large dining table and pine for a dresser: either way, these wood tones bring a seamless grace to any home.

And of course it's also versatile for the outdoors. When treated with oils that can withstand exposure to the elements, wooden furniture - such as teak and white oak - can look beautiful in the garden or on a porch.